Let’s say you’re favorite hobby/time-killer is sitting and relaxing at your awesome living room. Whether your “TV-time” is spent following the NFL and watching the Super Bowl, enjoying Netflix and “chilling”, or even watching the most recently released movies in HD with the ones you love the most, having a surround sound system is a must. A great high-quality, yet affordable surround sound system is the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System.
This budget, compact 20-inch sound bar is the perfect match for smaller home theater setups. While it actually lacks HDMI inputs and Wi-Fi connectivity (meaning you won’t be able to control it via a Smartphone App), this Soundbar still features DTS Virtual:X.
This means that you can get three-dimensional surround sound without needing to have extra speakers, which ultimately allows this sound bar system to boast impressive and immersive high-quality surround sound at a very affordable price.
At this point, you might be thinking “What about all the speakers that come with traditional surround sound systems”, and that’s where the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System truly shines.
This is a simple plug-n-play sound bar system, meaning that it is easy to install is, and it is also super easy to use and pair up with its Bluetooth Wireless Sub-woofer. The best part about it is that it delivers super crisp high-quality three-dimensional surround sound.
The VIZIO SB2021n sound bar delivers amazing audio quality and a powerful bass, giving you a louder and more powerful TV sound. This means that you can get the best entertainment of your life supported by high-quality surround sound whenever you’re looking to relax in the favorite room of your house.
Let’s take a look at it and check its design, as well as everything it has to offer.
DESIGN & SPECS
The VIZIO SB2021n sound bar itself measures 20.00 inches long by 4.45 inches wide by 2.19 inches tall (508.0 x 113.0 x 55.6 mm), weighing exactly 3.69 lbs. (1.67 kg).
The system’s Bluetooth Wireless Sub-woofer measures 7.68″ inches long by 7.68 inches wide by 8.46 inches tall (195.1mm x 195.1mm x 214.9mm), weighing 6.26 lbs. (2.84 kg).
The VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System’s 20″ sound bar and wireless sub-woofer feature a small and compact size, meaning they were designed to be used in small to medium rooms.
While this is not the best home theater system around (obviously), it’s still a great budget surround sound system for smaller rooms, like dorm rooms, or even small to medium bedrooms, as its small sound bar and sub-woofer make for an easy placement anywhere in your house.
Despite its small size, this sound bar system should still pack a punch; definitely.
The VIZIO SB2021n is a powerful 20″ (508.0 mm) sound bar that comes equipped with two speakers.
This sound bar system integrates a total of three sound drivers: there’s a pair of 1.61 x 2.24-inch “Dual Mid-range” Drivers in the main unit (the VIZIO SB2021n soundbar) for its left and right channels, which give the soundbar the exact power it needs to achieve both high and low range frequencies, as well as a down-firing 5.25-inch driver, which comes integrated on the system’s wireless sub-woofer.
The VIZIO SB2021n Soundbar’s Dual Mid-Range drivers ultimately bring the system a Dynamic Audio Range, allowing it to deliver a wider sound profile to ultimately create a greater immersive sound experience.
The VIZIO SB2021n soundbar features a Sound Pressure Level of 95 dB, making it loud enough to listen to every movie detail with extreme clarity. This sound bar system also features a System Frequency of 50 Hz – 16 kHz and also integrates 2.0 Speaker Channels.
The system’s Bluetooth Wireless Sub-woofer adds a deep, and balanced sound to its sound profile, which allows it to deliver a powerful bass.
All this allows the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System to deliver a loud and powerful high-quality Multi-Dimensional Surround Sound so that you can have the best sound experience possible while watching your favorite events, TV shows, series and movies.
The system’s 20″ sound bar is connected to its Wireless Sub-woofer via Bluetooth, and the system also comes with its own easy-to-use Remote Control (discussed ahead).
Located at the back of the main unit (the sound bar) users will find all of its audio source connectivity ports, as well as its AC Power Port. From left to right, there’s the unit’s AC Power port, a USB Input port, an Optical Audio Input port, an Analog Audio Input port, and a Digital Audio Input port.
Located at the back of the system’s wireless sub-woofer, you’ll find a pair of status Bluetooth Status LEDs that will inform users when the sub-woofer has successfully finished its Bluetooth Pairing with the main unit (the system’s 20″ sound bar).
Under the sub-woofer’s Bluetooth Status LEDs you’ll find its AC Power Port, and located and its right side, you’ll find a simple On/Off button.
The system’s 20″ sound bar features a very simple and super-easy to use and understand interface.
From left to right the sound bar’s interface consists off a Power Button, an Input Status LED, a Bluetooth status LED (used to confirm Bluetooth pairing), and the system’s Volume Down and Volume Up Buttons (by that order).
PROPRIETARY REMOTE CONTROL
The VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System also comes with a very easy to use and understand remote control that allows you to take full control of all the system’s features.
From top to bottom, the remote control integrates everything you need to customize the system’s surround sound to perfectly fit your audiophile needs.
At the top of the remote, you’ll find a Power Button, Input Selection Button (for selecting a sound source from multiple connected input cables), and Bluetooth Pairing Button.
Under those (located at the center) you’ll find its media control buttons (previous/next soundtrack, volume Up/Down, and Play/Pause), and right under the remote’s media controls you’ll find a TVOL button, a VRT:X button (to enable/disable the system’s DTS Virtual:X three-dimensional surround sound), the Mute Sound button, and a Movie and Music Mode Buttons.
Lastly, under those you’ll find three simple buttons – SUB, BASS, and TREB – that allow you to enable/disable the sound system’s Sub-Woofer, Bass, and Treble.
DTS Virtual-X for Multi-Dimensional Sound
As stated before, this sound bar system features built-in DTS Virtual:X technology, which ultimately allows the system to provides a multi-dimensional (three-dimensional) sound experience that gives its users a virtual height and surround element.
This allows this sound bar system to dramatically fill your home theater room with amazing surround sound.
The VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System comes with a 20″ sound bar that’s paired with a Wireless Sub-woofer via Bluetooth, delivering powerful bass and crystal clear high-quality three-dimensional surround sound (via DTS Virtual:X. technology) for a true immersive sound experience.
This budget, compact 20-inch sound bar is the perfect match for smaller home theater setups. While there are no HDMI inputs or Wi-Fi connectivity for Smartphone App controls, the system’s featured DTS Virtual:X technology makes up for the other lacking features, as this allows it to boast impressive and immersive high-quality surround sound at a very affordable price.
The VIZIO 2.1 Sound Bar System is currently going for $130, coming with VIZIO’s 1-year warranty (for the sound bar system’s parts and labor), a Lifetime of Technical Support, and free 3 months of TIDAL HiFi Music Service.
If you’re interested in getting it, you can order it online, directly from Vizio’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.